Bentley Reviews and Road Tests

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Bentley

Founded by Walter Owen "WO" Bentley who started out modifying the French DFP cars before deciding he could do much better. For a decade Bentley was responsible for manufacturing large, exotic, fast and very expensive motor cars. The company collapsed in 1925, recovered for a time and then collapsed again in 1931. Taken over by Rolls-Royce, the Bentley name would then be used on modified and tuned Rollers. After World War II several "unique" Bentleys were manufactured, including the beautiful two-door R-type Continental of 1952 and S-type of 1955. Rolls-Royce, and thus Bentley, were taken over in 1998 by Volkswagen, then in turn BMW.

Also see: Lost Marques Bentley | W.O. Bentley | The History of Bentley (USA Edition)
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Bentley 3 Litre  

Bentley 3 Litre

1924 - 1930
Ettore Bugatti once described the Bentley 3 litre as "The fastest lorry in the world". This awesome 2+ tonne monster won 5 times at the Le Mans 24 Hour between 1924 and 30 in various forms, perhaps proving to Bugatti that trucks at the time were also more reliable than motor cars! More>>
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Bentley Continental  

Bentley Continental S1

1952 - 1955
This car was seen as one of the most desirable vehicles in the 1950's. Not only because it was the fastest genuine four-seater, but also because of its beauty; stunningly elegant despite being big and swoopy. More>>
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Bentley Continental S2 V8  

Bentley Continental S2 V8

1959 - 1962
These new V8 models were built by H.J. Mulliner and Park Ward, and naturally followed the introduction of the new Rolls Royce V8 engine (as fitted to the Silver Cloud 2 and Phantom V). There were several body types, notably the Mulliner two-door hardtop and Park Ward drophead coupe, which joined the H.J. Mulliner Flying Spur four-door Continental saloon. More>>
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Bentley T Series

Bentley T Series

1967 - 1980
Rolls-Royce have only ever made one concession to badge engineering, keeping the legendary Bentley name alive. The Bentley “T” saloon was identical to the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, apart from the distinctive radiator and badges. More>>
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